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Directing the Documentary, 6th Edition by Michael Rabiger

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CHAPTER 23

ADVANCED STORY DEVELOPMENT AND PROPOSAL

 

 

USING THE WORKING HYPOTHESIS TO THE FULL

You can now use all the hypothesis prompts in Table 23-1, first seen in abbreviated form in Chapter 7: Research. The remaining prompts embrace point of view, style, and Storyteller voice, and will help you put into effect what has been discussed in Part 6: Documentary Aesthetics.

TABLE 23-1 Prompts for a Full Working Hypothesis (for help see Project DP-4 on the book’s website, www.directingthedocumentary.com)
DP-4 Full Working Hypothesis prompts
Steps

  1. In life I believe that … (your life-principle concerning this subject)

  2. My film will show this in action by exploring … (situations)

  3. My central characters are … (names, role, characteristics, ...

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